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For Anyone Who Feels 'Broken'

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Lee

Some people lose everything and everyone that has ever mattered to them. Life brings such hardship, despair and alienation that they feel 'broken be...

Why Is It So Hard to Be Yourself?

Hope Kumor | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Hope Kumor

It's becoming harder and harder to be yourself in this society because gay people are looked down upon, out of the ordinary people are labeled "strange" and "weird" and then there are stereotypes that people often follow.

When the New "Cool" Becomes Getting Married and Having Kids

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Jennifer Twardowski

I'm 28 years old. Single and childless. And even though I'm currently in a relationship, marriage and children are hardly on the top of my list of "things to accomplish in the next 5 years."

7 Ways To Live As Your True Self

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

You show the world one person, but know there is a different one within, waiting to come out and be seen. You are ready to become this person, your true self, and are wondering how to do so. Here you will find seven ways to help you identify your true self and help you make the transition to become and live as your true self easier.

7 Ways to Live as Your True Self

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

You feel a disconnect with who you are and with what your life looks like. You show the world one person but know there is a different one within, wai...

The Silver Thread

Teresa Palmer | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Teresa Palmer

I was fully awake and present when they wheeled me into the operating room. It was an unusual, but I needed to remain awake as long as possible before...

What Your 'False Self' Does That Your True Self Doesn't

OWN | Posted 02.10.2015 | OWN

Sometimes, it's obvious when someone isn't being their true self; other times, it can seem impossible to tell. What makes this distinction especially ...

10 Ways to Get More in Touch With Your Soul

Elyse Santilli | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

There is a difference between your ego and your soul. Your ego is the image you have of yourself and your social mask, whereas your soul is who you tr...

Need Help With a Transition? Get an Accessory!

Janet M. Neal | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

Next time you are feeling stuck, like you need a change but you are not sure how to do it, look to an accessory. True to its definition, it may be just the thing that contributes to the process of making your life more useful, versatile or attractive. And maybe a little more fun in the process.

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Often, our very future in finding love is determined by our small choices at these countless crossroads.

Do You Like Who You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

You should acknowledge and greet your true self with open arms and embrace all aspects that you see -- the good, the bad and the ugly. It is only when we do this that we can begin any true transformation. Doing anything other than that, is just going through the motions and will not benefit you.

3 Ways to Tap Into Your True Self

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

For me it's a dream come true moment. The Aspen Festival Orchestra and the exceptional Nikolai Lugansky are playing "Rachmanoff's Piano Concerto No. 3...

The Difference Between Your Ego and Your Soul

Elyse Santilli | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

You can build a better relationship with your soul through stillness, meditation, spending time in nature, soul or journal writing, being open-hearted and authentic, and doing more things that you love.

Want To Improve Your Health? Believe In Yourself

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living

"I am enough the way I am." This popular, self-affirming mantra and others like it grant power to those in need of an extra boost of motivation. A ...

What No One Teaches Us About Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

We do not have to rid ourselves of our fear of intimacy before we can have deeper love. It's the practice of intimacy that gets us past our fear of intimacy.

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Death and Impermanence

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

While I am not a Buddhist, I find the Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death a source of great wisdom and potential liberation -- particularly for thos...

Letter to the Class of 2014

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Harold Lloyd

I recently sent a letter to the Class of 2014 at Wake Forest University School of Law. On the chance that it might be useful to others, I post the le...

The Kingdom is Within

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Harold Lloyd

The Kingdom is Within It's Holy Week again, that annual time when some of us struggle with the "orthodox" account of the Passion. How is it morally ...

Why I Ditched a Shame-Based Faith

Heather Kopp | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Heather Kopp

I often write about the power of shame in the context of recovery. But shame is a human problem, and long-time Christians are in no ways immune. I was a Christian--and a slave to shame--for more than a decade before I became a slave to alcohol.

Showing Up as Your Authentic Self in Relationships

Sarina Tomel | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Sarina Tomel

I've learned that it's not about how the guy needs to fit into my plans, but rather how we can create a future together.

Free Your True Self

Suna Senman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

The true you is a living being. Life needs to be fed to grow or it withers away. Feed yourself new challenges, new experiences and new ideas.

The Pregnancy Perspective

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As Mother's Day approaches, I am humbled by these lessons of partnership, as well as those of parenthood -- the privilege of birthing your best teacher, seeing your clearest mirror, and walking beside your greatest reminder for a lifetime.

WATCH: Why Oprah Stopped Trying To Be Barbara Walters

OWN | Posted 04.08.2013 | OWN

Are you living a lie? Harboring a secret life? Pretending to be someone you're not? You’re not alone. In this clip from "Oprah's Lifeclass," Opra...

Words Of Wisdom: How To Get In Touch With Your Infinite Self

Posted 01.18.2013 | GPS for the Soul

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

5 Keys To Cutting Your Mental And Emotional Umbilical Cord

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It is essential to recognize that these family roles are not "the truth," but simply the roles we assume in our relationship to other family members. Typically, there is a sense of self that doesn't match the role, and the individual struggles to reconcile the two.